Sunday, January 5, 2020

Species List: 04-01-2020, Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

29 species sighted at Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 04-01-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran, David and Nevar of 246 minutes. Maximum depth 5.5m, 28 C water temperature and up to 8 m viz.

Another summer dive with water temp at 28C. The water clarity was great at up to 8 m.  One interesting thing was the finding of Philinopsis sp. 4 where it appeared to be the posterior end coming out of the sand. Spurilla braziliana was also found from under a rock.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -1
Atys sp. shell - 1
Colpodaspis sp. 1 -3
Costasiella sp. 2 -1
Cratena lineata -2
Doto sp. 6 -16
Eubranchus sp. 10 -2
Facelina sp. 11 -1
Flabellina lotos -2
Goniobranchus daphne -6
Goniobranchus decorus -5
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -13
Gymnodoris amakusana -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -1
* Hypselodoris obscura -18
Niparaya sp. 13 -1
Onchidoris maugeansis -1
Philinopsis pilsbryi -1
Philinopsis sp. 4 -2
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -2
Retusa sp. 5 shell -3
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -5
Spurilla braziliana -1
Thuridilla carlsoni -1


Crowded weekend entry

Hypselodoris obscura 

Thuridilla carlsoni

Substrate

Retusa sp. 5 shell

Colpodaspis sp. 1

The drift

Substrate

Colpodaspis sp. 1

Hypselodoris obscura

Clear substrate

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Kat searching

Facelina sp. 11

Flabellina lotos

Atys sp. shell

Doto sp. 6

Costasiella sp. 2

Niparaya sp. 13

Pteraeolidia semperi

Doto sp. 6 

Roxaniella leucampyx shell 

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniobranchus decorus

Pteraeolidia semperi 

Substrate

Philinopsis speciosa

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Cratena lineata

David getting into it!

Eubranchus sp. 10 

Onchidoris maugeansis

Onchidoris maugeansis

Spurilla braziliana

Philinopsis sp. 4 

Goniobranchus geometricus

Gymnodoris sp. 22

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Philinopsis pilsbryi very damaged



Facelina sp. 11

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Flabellina lotos

Costasiella sp. 2

Doto sp. 6

Gymnodoris amakusana